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Jan 11

Community Workshops Announced to Review Draft Land Use Study

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 9:22 AM by Communications Department

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Update: The JLUS meeting has been rescheduled for January 29, 2018  from  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Denbigh Community Center in Room 149.


After approximately 13 months of research and public input, a draft of the Fort Eustis Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is available for review. City of Newport News, James City County, and York County are together hosting community workshops to share the draft plan with the public. The study has been a collaborative effort conducted by city, county, federal officials, residents, and Fort Eustis itself to identify compatible land uses and growth management guidelines near the installation. The process encourages the local community and installation to act as a team in order to prevent or limit any encroachment issues caused by future mission expansion or local growth.

The free workshops are:

Tuesday, January 16, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Abram Frink Community Center
8901 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg

Wednesday, January 17, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Denbigh Community Center
15198 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News

The Department of Defense provided grants to conduct a JLUS to support the long-term sustainability and operability of the military installation complex. The JLUS planning process is also intended to increase public awareness of the military missions and contribution to the regional economy, and protect and preserve military readiness and defense capabilities while supporting continued community economic development. 

Light refreshments will be served at each meeting. For more information about the study visit, www.forteustisjlus.com or contact project manager Britta Ayers of the City of Newport News Planning Department at (757) 926-8074 or bayers@nnva.gov.